Justin Lin Has ‘Terminator 5’ Meeting with James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger

The director had an unofficial meeting with the actor and the ‘Avatar’ director about possible directions for the fifth installment on the franchise.

Justin Lin meets with Schwarzenegger and Cameron to discuss Terminator 5
Justin Lin meets with Schwarzenegger and Cameron to discuss Terminator 5
Director Justin Lin met with Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Cameron to discuss the upcoming Terminator 5 project and told The Playlist how grateful he is to have James Cameron to bounce ideas around with:

"Terminator is something I've been having a lot of fun with," Justin Lin said. "Just even this week, I had a great meeting with Arnold and James Cameron, just sitting down unofficially. And James is so gracious because he's not part of the project, he's not going to be producing, but it was great of him just as a filmmaker to take time out to just talk."

"I don't know where it's going to lead, but I never thought at this level I'm going to be able to meet filmmakers and be in situations where they're that gracious and insightful and so inclusive. And that's a franchise that I'm working on right now, but again, if I'm going to be kind of the gatekeeper to it, I want to make sure that I can hopefully build it up the right way - and so far that's been the most fun. Just to be able to take James Cameron's brain and for him to be so open even though he has no stakes in it, just as a human being, that's something that I will always remember as a part of my journey as a filmmaker."

No production date has been set.

Terminator Genisys comes to theaters July 1st, 2015 and stars Emilia Clarke, J.K. Simmons, Jai Courtney, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Matt Smith, Jason Clarke, Byung-hun Lee, Douglas Smith. The film is directed by Alan Taylor.

Sources: The Playlist
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Comments (34)

  1. moviegeek

    Justin Lin. . . ugh.

    4 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  2. Titanictom

    He has no stakes in it? What a crock! J Cameron still gets $$$$ from the franchise and still has ideas about where it should go {or J.L. wouldn't ask} just as Arnold has interest in it too I'm sure!!!

    4 years agoby @titanictomFlag

  3. Nicholaus XX

    I liked reading this article, and as a person, Justin Lin seems pretty cool, but I'm still not fond of him taking this franchise under his wings.

    4 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  4. Sean

    Yes, it certainly is.

    4 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  5. WongFu

    I like Justin Lin and his films, I have faith in him as for ending the Terminator franchise...Well I don't want that to happen just yet.

    4 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  6. Brandon S. Todd

    I dislike this director choice, and even the idea of another Terminator film. Why do it? We know the outcome of the story. John Connor leads the human race to victory against the machines. The four Terminator films that have been produced are sufficient enough as they lay the underlying story for the ultimate conclusion.

    4 years agoby @brandon-scott-toddFlag

  7. Chris

    Cant wait for this film to come out even though it might be a while but still great news

    4 years agoby @unknown21Flag

  8. Salem6777

    great news

    4 years agoby @Salem6777Flag

  9. CUPID

    Good stuff right there.

    4 years agoby @cupidFlag

  10. Replicant

    The one thing that nobody can deny is that Lin has been getting better with each film he's made and since the last FF was awesome I have total faith in him.

    4 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  11. Sean

    Cool, I can't wait for Terminator 5.

    4 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  12. MovieManiac

    @2movieguys - He also directed Fast Five and one thing that film proves is that he can direct action.

    4 years agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  13. m2

    @felipe-11 maybe.lol. Fix it @movieweb .

    4 years agoby @m2Flag

  14. eli-rome

    This is gonna suck, though he is getting James and Arnie involved hmmm, well just have to see.

    4 years agoby @eli-romeFlag

  15. CelluloidDreams

    ...Ohhhh (I feel silly!).... After looking up Justin Lin ....I just read that his directorial outing was, "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift" .... then he returned to the franchise to direct the fourth in the Fast and Furious series, titled "Fast & Furious" ....

    ...hmmmm I really don't know what to say about this .....!

    4 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  16. CelluloidDreams

    Who the hell is Justin Lin!????! Serious! ....

    4 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  17. Dylan Giampaolo

    C'mon!! This no make sense!!!

    4 years agoby @dylan-giampaoloFlag

  18. Xybernetic

    @felipe-11 lol my thoughts exactly.

    4 years agoby @xyberneticFlag

  19. ejk1

    Why is Lin seemingly involved with everything these days?

    4 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  20. bud2fresh

    @ledouchee YUP..If T2 came out today and the cast was still in prime, the ending alone would have gave him the nomination.I remember seeing it on opening weekend and there wasn't a dry eye in the house.The relationship between machine and boy that turns into almost a father an son by the end was PERFECT.I'm not a big Cameron fan but this was some good sh*t!

    4 years agoby @bud2freshFlag

  21. Replicant

    LOL that's Brian Tee, the bad guy from Tokyo Drift. I guess MW just googled "asian guy fast furious"

    4 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  22. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Man @movieweb, what's with the the guy behind Arnold?

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  23. Ledouchee

    @bud2fresh did you really just say Arnold and Oscar in the same sentence?

    4 years agoby @ledoucheeFlag

  24. bud2fresh

    I thumbs up this only because it's cool that James C. would take time from F'in Avatar land to talk about Terminator which in my opinion should have won Arnold a oscar for in T2 but thats another rant for another time.And i don't care if i never see another Terminator movie again unless its like a motion comic and for that get Joss Whedon.

    4 years agoby @bud2freshFlag

  25. WongFu

    MW @xybernetic is right

    4 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  26. Xybernetic

    Dear Movie Web:

    You do realize that guy in that picture is not Justin Lin.

    I know my directors and actors.

    4 years agoby @xyberneticFlag

  27. Zeeman1

    There is no such thing as an "unofficial meeting" with these kinds of A-list stars. This is just a crap director trying to drum up interest for a project no one is asking for in the first place.

    4 years agoby @zeeman1Flag

  28. Metalo Ellas

    4rth Film was awesome for the action scenes and battles ... but the script was losing too much, was something very different from what we know as Terminator .... please bring us back the Terminator we all know ..... Mr. BALE is a very good actor, especially in action movies, I can say that will hardly come out Batman else like this guy in the coming years .... but unfortunately did not fit the Terminator, John Connor is the macho one who does not understand anything ... simply put the actor who played in the Terminator 2, he is the only one who can make a film with seal Terminator. Give me that Connor that kicks Skynet's ass!

    4 years agoby @Metalo-EllasFlag

  29. Metalo Ellas

    Arny you're back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    4 years agoby @Metalo-EllasFlag

  30. Andy Jimenez

    Justin has been great so far as a director so this looks promising.

    4 years agoby @andy-jimenezFlag

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